Overview of the Canopy by Hilton Istanbul Taksim, part of the Taksim 360 urban renewal project.
The Hilton Group has just passed the 100-hotel mark in Turkey, both operating and planned. This is more than 65 years after the opening of its first hotel outside the United States, the Istanbul Hilton, now renamed Istanbul Bosphorus. While the U.S. group already has 25 hotels in the main Turkish metropolis under its Hilton Hotels, Conrad, Curio Collection, DoubleTree, Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton brands, the hotelier will add a new brand in 2023: Canopy by Hilton.
The upscale lifestyle brand will set up shop next year in the heart of the European part of the city, next to Taksim Square and Istiklal Street. The hotel will be part of the largest urban renewal project underway in Turkey, Taksim 360. Offices, housing, trendy cafes and restaurants, shopping: this real estate complex reinterprets Istanbul’s early 20th century architecture with today’s taste, and according to eco-responsible standards. Within this framework, the Canopy by Hilton Istanbul Taksim, easily accessible with a nearby metro station, will offer 110 designer rooms, a lobby with several dining options and, for business travelers, a meeting room and a conference room.
Another landmark project for the American group is the expected opening in 2024 of the new European flagship of Hampton by Hilton. With 358 rooms, the Hampton by Hilton Vienna City West will be the brand’s largest in Europe and its second largest property after the Hampton by Hilton Vienna Messe. The mid-market brand is the ” fastest growing brand in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with more than 200 properties on the market or under development,” said Patrick Fitzgibbon, Hilton’s senior vice president of development for the EMEA region. Located in western Vienna, a 15-minute walk from Wien Westbahnhof, one of the Austrian capital’s main train stations, the hotel will feature a multi-functional lobby and a fully equipped fitness center in addition to its many rooms.
I’m Michelle, and I love to travel. As a former hotel expert for one of the world’s largest hotel chains, I’ve stayed in nearly every type of room imaginable (including many that were not so desirable!). Nowadays, I am fortunate enough to be able to explore the world on my own terms. From international flights to learning different languages, there is nothing too far out of reach!